Syslogic releases AI Rugged Computer for agricultural applications

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Syslogic’s Rugged Computer RPC RSL A3 E2. | Source: Syslogic

Syslogic’s new AI Rugged Computer RPC RSL A3 E2 is designed to be suitable for implementing innovative agricultural applications. The device is based on the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial and is specifically designed for computer vision applications in agricultural robots or vehicles.

Syslogic, as a Preferred Partner in the NVIDIA Partner Network, offers AI-powered embedded systems for harsh environments. Often, the fanless embedded systems are used to turn innovative agricultural applications into reality.

NVIDIA Jetson – leading platform for edge AI and robotics applications

NVIDIA Jetson is an AI-at-the-edge computing platform with over a million developers. Accordingly, developers across industries are using NVIDIA Jetson developer kits as the base for their AI applications in areas like sensor fusion or inferencing. However, series production in agricultural technology requires robust hardware that is qualified for these types of applications. This is exactly the kind of solution Syslogic offers, helping customers take advantage of NVIDIA Jetson technology in agricultural vehicles and robots.

Heavy-duty machinery for dust, wetness, shock and vibration

Thanks to its robust electronics design, aluminum housing and M12 connectors, the new AI Rugged Computer RPC RSL A3 E2 meets the IP67 and IP69 protection classes. That means it is waterproof and dustproof. The RPC RSL A3 does not have any moving parts and is shock and vibration resistant. This makes it suitable for 24/7 operation in temperature ranges from –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F). Furthermore, a Gore vent element ensures pressure equalization inside the device and thus prevents dew formation during rapid temperature fluctuations. The Rugged Computer has been tested to ISO 15003:2006, meeting the requirements for use in agricultural vehicles and machinery.

Designed for autonomous machines and vehicles

The new AI Rugged Computer RPC RSL A3 was designed from the ground up for autonomous machines and vehicles. With its NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial, the embedded computer becomes the computer vision unit and handles tasks such as object recognition, environmental perception or intelligent control of autonomous agricultural machines and vehicles. The rugged computer is able to process and evaluate data from multiple sensors simultaneously and practically in real time.

Versatile interfaces, expandable layout

The AI Rugged Computer RPC RSL A3 offers robust digital I/O’s instead of TTL level GPIO. They are suitable for an input voltage of 12 or 24 volts, are electrically isolated and are protected against overload. This makes the interfaces extremely robust and suitable for AgTech. Expansion boards are connected via the mPCIE slot. Among other things, the Rugged Computer can be equipped with a high-precision GNSS module that supports heading. Heading is used to determine the rotation angle of a vehicle or machine. As before, the RPC RSL A3 has Ethernet and CAN interfaces, supports CAN J1939 and can be integrated into ISOBUS networks. Florian Egger, head of sales at Syslogic, says: “The new computer provides the hardware base to combine robotics and sensor technology.” Syslogic is thus paving the way for new AI applications in the fields of AgTech, explains Egger.

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